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Generosity research offers new insight into how children share

Current consensus among psychologists is that children under about five years of age don’t consider merit when sharing with other children, but Felix Warneken has recently found that children begin to share according to merit as early three years old. … Continue reading

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A researcher’s interest in child generosity

My first research project was about the development of values―how (and whether) values are transmitted from one generation to the other. My dissertation advisor, Shalom Schwartz, suggested that we add to the study measures of adolescent behaviors, to exemplify the … Continue reading

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